Finding Your Purpose (Again and Again)

By Kimberly McGraw “I really wish you were coming,” he told me as I walked him to the door. “Me, too, baby. Have a good time!” I put on a smile, kissed him goodbye, and closed the door behind him. I watched him drive away as my smile faded into tears. Another activity, another missed opportunity [...]

By | 2017-08-01T18:02:54+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Home, Joy, Marriage, Motherhood|0 Comments

Fifteen Minutes Can Make a Difference

by Rebecca Robinson, Heritage Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia In 2013, My husband and I were celebrating our fifteenth anniversary at Heritage Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. My husband decided to celebrate the whole year. He challenged the church to pray 15 extra minutes each day. We made lists containing different things to pray for concerning each [...]

By | 2017-05-05T13:54:46+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Faith, Joy, Prayer|5 Comments

Dancing in the Rain

Staying Encouraged During Times of Discouragement by Sarah Inman, Team Member of Team Thailand FIVE MONTHS AND STILL NO RAIN. Drought had come for the third year in a row. Villages brought water in by truck. The wells and water tanks were drying up rapidly. Temperatures rose to 113°, and humidity made it seem even hotter. When drought [...]

By | 2017-03-28T14:24:50+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Faith, Joy, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments

My Hard Times

by Rachel Wolfe, Crown Point, Indiana “God’s been good…in my life.  I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams when I go to sleep each night.  And though I’ve had my share of hard times…” What’s the next phrase in this song? “…I wouldn’t change them if I could.” As I was listening to this [...]

By | 2017-03-07T21:42:57+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Faith, Hurts, Joy, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

Having Fun with the Family

by Jenny Gray, Pastor's Wife, Liberty Baptist Church, Durham, NC Today, with the technology and entertainment offered, having family fun is almost a lost art. Our families have become so busy and have allowed so many distractions into their world, there seems to be no time for fun! My hubby and I have three sons, [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:29:39+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Home, Joy, Marriage, Motherhood, Relationships|2 Comments

“Will You Be Mine?” Love, Jesus

Happy Heart Day! Today is the day to celebrate LOVE. For some people, this is a day that they look forward to and plan for all year. A day to celebrate the romantic love of their boyfriend, fiancé, or spouse. To you I say, “Happy Valentines Day!” For others, this is a day you [...]

By | 2017-02-14T16:20:52+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Hurts, Joy, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments

Resolved to Do Less This Year Part III

Nothing hurts worse than being criticized. Okay, there's one thing that hurts worse--being criticized behind your back and then being told what someone said about you to someone else. Yup. That's the worst. I remember it still like yesterday. Bless her heart, she thought "I should know" what was said about me, so a [...]

By | 2017-01-31T15:42:09+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Faith, Joy, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

Resolved to Do Less This Year (In My Own Power)

  Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Who are you known to be? What would others say about you when they describe you? What strengths are usually attributed to you? Are you: The sweet spirit The hard worker The compassionate one The faithful [...]

By | 2017-01-24T16:28:06+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Faith, Joy, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

There’s Just Not Enough Time!

By Tammy Goddard WE READ IN PROVERBS 31 of a woman who every mother dreams will someday marry her son and rear her grandchildren. This girl is never idle but spends her energy and time looking after the needs of her home and family. She keeps their clothes clean and repaired. She plans and [...]

By | 2016-12-01T16:02:31+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Joy, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments